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What will I learn?

This specialization provides advanced study in the field of middle childhood education with particular emphasis being given to the design and delivery of effective mathematics or science instruction in grades four through nine. This Middle Childhood Education program does not provide for teacher licensure or any type of endorsement.

Built around a common College Core, specialized course work in mathematics or science is integrated with required offerings in educational research, social foundations, human development, and instructional development as outlined below. The curriculum focuses on the development of practices associated with high-quality mathematics or science education for children ages eight through fourteen, with diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Candidates will be actively engaged in implementing inquiry teaching principles and engaging in self-reflection on learning and teaching during the field-based and research courses. The culminating exit requirement is an action research project that requires candidates to weave aspects of the content-based courses they participated in throughout the program into their own teaching.

PROGRAM OF STUDY COLLEGE CORE

(15 credits)

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

EDB 601 - Research in Education and Human Services
ETE 501 - Technology Strand
EDB 604 - Social Issues & Education

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

EDB 620 - Psychology of the Adolescent Learner

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CORE

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES BASED ON SPECIALIZATION:

EDC 515 - Instructional Development In Mathematics Education
EDC 517 - Instructional Development In Science Education

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Select one specialization.

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

(20 credits)

MTH 526 - Numbers, Patterns and Operations for Middle School Teachers
MTH 527 - Algebra and Functions for Middle School Teachers
MTH 528 - Measurement and Geometry for Middle School Teachers
MTH 529 - Data Analysis and Probability for Middle School Teachers
MTH 530 - Conversational Calculus for Middle School Teachers

SCIENCE EDUCATION

(20 credits)

BIO 580 - Biology Content for Middle School Teachers
CHM 580 - Introductory Chemistry for Middle School Teachers

EXIT REQUIREMENT

EST 595 - Seminar on Integrating Theory & Practice

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (38 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,766.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Education and Human Services

Julka Hall 210,

2121 Euclid Avenue,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Baccalaureate degrees earned outside the U.S. must be equivalent to baccalaureate degrees earned in the U.S.

Meet minimum test score requirements.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score of 78 with at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based) score of 550

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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